Kamaljit Sangha

Associate Professor

Registered to supervise postgraduate research


Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

Assoc Prof Kamaljit K Sangha works as an Outstanding Future Researcher in Ecological Economics at the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University. She has developed skills and knowledge in the trans-disciplinary area of Ecological Economics—intersecting ecological, economic, and social sciences—over the last 15-20 years. Her main research interests include:

  • Understanding and highlighting the role of natural systems for human wellbeing (particularly, for Indigenous and local communities);
  • Valuing ecosystems for their services (Ecosystem Services) to inform policy decision making;
  • Developing Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) mechanisms for local and Indigenous communities;
  • Sustainable natural resource management by integrating socio-economic and ecological perspectives;
  • Understanding the role of 'country' for the wellbeing of Indigenous peoples through evaluating marketable (tangible) and non-marketable (intangible) benefits, and mainstreaming those links for policy development;
  • Assessing the 'true value' of the small-scale agricultural systems to promote and support sustainable, local economies;
  • Informing and advocating for a transition towards developing local, sustainable economies.

Dr Sangha has been working closely with Indigenous communities in northern Australia. She has developed an Indigenous ecosystem services specific framework, applying the capability approach and suggesting two-way relationships between land and people. She has developed innovative methods to evaluate ecosystem services from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) perspectives.

Dr Sangha has published >100 articles in various national and international journals and conference proceedings. She is currently the lead author for the upcoming IPBES Nexus Assessment (chapter 6), an Executive Committee member of ESP International, and Co-Chair of IUCN - CEESP led Local Economies, Communities and Nature Specialist Group.

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kamaljit-Sangha-2/research

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7675-9916

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Central Queensland University


Award Date: 19 Jul 2004

External positions

Part-time Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland


Lecturer, James Cook University


Natural Resource Economist, James Cook University



Dive into the research topics where Kamaljit Sangha is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or